Every year, 400,000 people in France learn that they have cancer. In total, 3.8 million French people are affected (or reached in their lifetime) with cancer. And if cancer mortality continues to decline (- 0.7% per year for women, – 2% per year for men between 2010 and 2018), there is still a long way to go!
In March 2020, the National Cancer Institute submitted its sixth report to the President of the Republic on the 2014-2019 Cancer Plan, ultimately achieving 90% of the goals set. In particular, the cancer plan made it possible to generalize cervical cancer screening (HPV test) to women ages 25 to 65, to label 15 national reference networks for rare cancers, to strengthen support for loved ones and caregivers, to better reimburse hair prostheses. .. among other advances.
Pending the consultation and development of the ten-year strategy against cancer from 2021 to 2031, the National Cancer Institute has this time decided to give the floor to the French through a broad civil consultation.
In concrete terms, everyone will be invited from September 2, 2020 to speak (online, on a dedicated platform) about the 3 main axes of the fight against cancer: how can prevention be improved? How to limit the consequences and improve the quality of life of patients? How to fight cancer with a poor prognosis in adults and children?
This digital platform is online for 4 weeks: an opportunity to give food for thought to health authorities – whether you are sick or not, whether you have loved ones affected by cancer or not. “Everyone will be invited to comment on the actions and contribute to enrich this new strategy, which will be presented to the government at the end of the year.“adds the National Cancer Institute. To our keyboards …
Source:National Cancer Institute
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